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Randstad - North-south knowledge transfer

Voluntary Service Overseas provides human resources to developing countries. Managers, IT specialists, technicians, medical workers, teachers, agricultural specialists and other experts already have expertise in the field, and share their knowledge and skills with local organizations. Based on a common interest in social responsibility, the Randstad Group has entered into a global partnership with VSO in 2004. Randstad puts its expertise and network of offices available in all countries where the company has to recruit and place experts in developing countries.

In addition to financial support worldwide more than 1 million euros over a period of 3 years (2004 to 2006), Randstad puts mostly human resources available to the project. Each year workers Randstad or experts outside the company involved in the project, and thus share their expertise with developing countries. An extremely important criterion for applicants is that they have adequate practical experience.